Sing Napa Valley has appointed Diane Strohmeyer as director of the Napa Valley Children’s Chorus beginning with the 2018-2019 season. Strohmeyer will conduct the chorus of young singers and administer the chorus’s programs as part of the after-school program at Blue Oak School.
Napa Valley Children’s Chorus has been part of the Sing Napa Valley since 2008.
With more than 20 years of experience working with children’s and youth choirs, Strohmeyer holds a B.A. in music, with an emphasis in choral conducting. She studied postgraduate at Southern Methodist University and served as president of the Bay Area Chapter of Choristers Guild for children and youth choirs. Founder of the Choristers Guild Youth Choir Festival, she was generally responsible for coordinating children’s and youth choir festivals throughout the Bay Area.
She also founded Kids Alive, an after-school music program for children in Petaluma. Her broad experience includes stints as choral music director at Casa Grande High School and St. Vincent Elementary & High School in Petaluma; Ursuline High School in Santa Rosa; and Napa High School, where she assisted Travis Rogers.
Currently, she continues her work with Kids Alive and is director of music at Petaluma United Methodist Church and is assistant to the director of choirs at Analy High School in Sebastopol.
Napa Valley Children’s Chorus will perform in a collaborative concert with Sing Napa Valley on Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. at Napa Methodist Church. Each choir will perform its own program and then combine for a finale.
For details about Napa Valley Children’s Chorus, contact Strohmeyer at 707-484-8548 or email her at email@example.com.